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Mainland media call Hong Kong protestors extreme opposition

| September 28th, 2014
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September 28 is a day to remember in Hong Kong history as it sees the emergence of what started as a student groups led peaceful march escalating into Hong Kong’s unprecedented protests and police crackdown. When almost every major west media was breaking the news, mainland media unsurprisingly treated the matter in complete opposite way – silence.

In fact, today’s headlines in the Hong Kong-Macau section on one of China’s biggest news portal ifeng are: 4 Chinese faces on the Nobel Prize [...]Read more…

A tooth for a tooth, farmers occupy main road as sunning ground

| September 27th, 2014
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In a newly constructed Kexue Main Road in Zhengzhou City, the usual grey asphalt pavement turns into a golden boulevard of corns which covered 2/3 of the six-lane road and stretched as long as 5km. According to local villagers, the newly harvested corns can be properly dried in a couple of days and packed for sale on the spot thanks to the sunny weather and good ventilation on the road.

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Tourism in the middle kingdom falls from grace

| September 25th, 2014
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In recent years, outbound traveling gains significant popularity in China as you can see here. In 2013, more than 98 million Chinese tourists crossed the border and spent almost 130 billion USD overseas, making China world’s No.1 country in outbound tourists number and spending. However, China as a destination for foreign tourists is not looking as good. 2013 marked the second consecutive declining year for its inbound tourism.

In fact, inbound tourism has been suffering diminishing growth in [...]Read more…

Who is killing the birds in beautiful Inner Mongolia

| September 20th, 2014
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In Monglian, the name Qagan Nur Lake means ‘white lake’ because it is a natural salt lake which make it a perfect habitat for spirulina and wild birds. It was also known for having no industrial pollution within its 200km surrounding areas. The people living on the prairie take water from the natural mineral water from underground river. However, that might only exist in postcards from now on. The famous white lake is now bleeding under Inner Mongolia’s blue sky.

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Too shy to share your umbrella? Show it

| September 16th, 2014
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Rainy day, you are walking with your umbrella, feeling lucky. In front of you there is a girl walking in hurry and she’s getting wet from the pouring rain. You want to walk up there and say “hey come over here I have an umbrella”. But the sentence stuck in your throat because you are afraid the minute you say it you are considered weirdo or having hidden agenda. Fear no more, with this little gadget by 4 Hong Kong [...]Read more…

Hot and rising, the iPhone fever in China

| September 14th, 2014
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Whenever there is a new iPhone coming out, there will be a huge panic buying in China. The night before Tim Cook unveiled iPhone 6, Apple took over the whole SNS world in China – everybody is talking about it. Exactly how successful the Apple cult is in China? The following infographic put together by sohu.com may give us a hint.

Back in 2011 when iPhone 4S was newly launched, it was so sought-after that only getting a train ticket during [...]Read more…

‘Operation Fox Hunting 2014′ – China’s new tactic against fleeing government officials

| September 10th, 2014
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Last month, we wrote about the general demography of Chinese going abroad. Today let’s zoom in to take a look at a special group – the corrupted government officials. For decades, corrupted government officials in China have always had a Plan B for themselves and their families given the high occupational hazard – jail time. However that plan is becoming more and more difficult nowadays, since the new Politburo of the CCP comes into power with anti-corruption as one [...]Read more…

6 months after MH370 disappearance, families still await the return of their loved ones

| September 6th, 2014
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Sept 8,2014 will mark the half year milestone since the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airline MH370 which was scheduled to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. The plane lost contact with air traffic control less than an hour after takeoff, disappearing together with 239 people on board including 154 Chinese. Sept 8 will also be the traditional Mid-autumn Festival in China, a day with perfect full moon that celebrates family reunion. However, for the families that lose [...]Read more…

From amputee to swimming champion, girl proves herself more than able

| September 5th, 2014
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In 2000, 4-year-old girl Qian Hongyan lost her legs in a tragic car accident, her family were afraid that the amputation might also take away her upbeat spirits and optimism. But young Qian Hongyan decided that this is just another way to roll. So Qian’s grandpa cut open a basketball to secure her upper body, and made her pairs of wooden handle. Just like that, Qian Hongyan started to walk with the handles and move around on the basketball. [...]Read more…

A school with only 1 student

| September 2nd, 2014

Sept 1 is the official school opening day in mainland China. Many pupils will happily grab their school  bags and flock to the joyful headquarter of buddies and games. However, that is not the case for 6 years old girl Liu Xinyi, whose first day of school was greeted by no playmate other than the one and only teacher in the school.

In a rural village of Enshi City, Hubei Province, more and more peasants have no other ways of making [...]Read more…

32-year-old man repeat senior high 8 times for Tsinghua University

| August 29th, 2014
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Ask any Chinese university students, what is the most difficult year of their school lives, 99.9% of them would answer “Grade 3 in Senior High School” (similar to 12th Grade in the US). Because the year is the final spurt for Gaokao, aka College Entrance Examination, the only way to get access to higher education for the majority. Students spend over 10 hours a day burying themselves in text books, memorizing formulas, historical events, political arguments, theories, solving math, physic, [...]Read more…

Amazon VS. Alibaba: The showdown

| August 28th, 2014
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From SmartIntern:

With China’s Alibaba on the verge of what will likely be the biggest IPO in history, we decided to compare some of their numbers with American E-commerce giant Amazon. Following are the surprising results (hint: Alibaba is MUCH more impressive than you think)…

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How many Chinese are going abroad and why

| August 28th, 2014
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(Translated from Sohu.com)

Among the Chinese who go to foreign countries, some are for the shopping spree, some for traveling, some for study, and some are for immigration. Getting out of the country gate is nothing new for today’s Chinese anymore. There are 3 main purposes for them to leave the country, for good.
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60-year-old farmer builds electric wooden horse and others

| August 26th, 2014
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Tinkering seems to be a timeless hobby for boys regardless of age. In China’s Jinlin Province, 60 years old farmer Li Jingyang is one good example.

With some carpenter experiences in the village, farmer Li Jingyang enjoys watching science channel and programs about inventions. And inspired by those programs, he started building the electric wooden horse in 2008. The wooden horse is 1.4m high, 2m long with an imbedded storage battery. Its body and legs are able to move forward, [...]Read more…